What Obama Just Said About The GOP And Refugees Shows Just How Much He Has Lost His Mind
In a press conference in Manila on Wednesday President Obama blasted Republicans' recent calls to block Syrian refugees' entrance into the United States, saying, "I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric coming out of here in the course of this debate."
Obama's sharp words, delivered during his stop at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit here, underscored the enormous chasm between the president's approach to upheaval in the Mideast and those of Republicans, some of whom are seeking their party's presidential nomination next year. The president has pledged to accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming year, but the fact that a Syrian passport was recovered from one of the assailants killed Friday during the terrorist strikes in Paris has prompted many GOP politicians to call for a halt to any such plan.
Dozens of GOP governors have said this week they will not accept Syrian refugees into their states. Some leading GOP presidential contenders have proposed only allowing Christians from Syria into the United States, while others have suggested none should be admitted in the near future.